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Mobile phones as lekking devices among human males

Abstract:

This study investigated the use of mobile telephones by males and females in a public bar frequented by professional people. We found that, unlike women, men who possess mobile telephones more often publicly display them, and that these displays were related to the number of men in a social group, but not the number of women. This result was not due simply to a greater number of males who have telephones: we found an increase with male social group size in the proportion of available telephon...

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10.1007/s12110-000-1004-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Human Nature
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
93-104
Publication date:
2000-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1936-4776
ISSN:
1045-6767
URN:
uuid:fff804be-ef6f-4f61-92b0-779aeff0684e
Source identifiers:
274877
Local pid:
pubs:274877

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